CMS Regulatory Requirements For Emergency Preparedness Programs

On-Demand Webinar | Laura A. Dixon | From: Jun 14, 2021 - To: Jun 20, 2021

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Recorded Session     $249
DVD     $259
Recorded Session & DVD     $399
Transcript (Pdf)     $249
Recorded & Transcript (Pdf)     $389
DVD & Transcript (Pdf)     $399

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This webinar will cover CMS regulations for a facility regarding emergency preparedness.  All covered facilities are required to have a written program to address the various natural and man-made emergencies that may impact the delivery of care and patient safety. This program will cover the required elements for compliance with CMs regulations. There will also be a brief discussion of references and resources from The Joint Commission.


At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Recall key definitions used in the regulations
  • Identify the 3 key essentials for emergency preparedness
  • Recall the 4 core elements of an emergency preparedness program
  • Recall key responsibilities of a facility when the emergency preparedness plan is activated.

Detailed Program Outline:-

Definitions and identification of State Operations Manual 

  • Listing of code references by facility type
  • Key definitions
  • Overview of Appendix Z
  • Abbreviations used by CMS

Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

  • Core Elements
  • Emergency plan – basics and requirements
  • Risk Assessments
  • Items for plan development
  • Patient populations
  • Continuity of operations
  • Cooperation and collaboration with local, tribal, regional, State, and Federal officials
  • Power sources
  • Evacuations or Shelter in Place
  • Communications Plan
  • Training and Testing
  • Integrated Healthcare Systems


  • Website links
  • CMS contact information
  • The Joint Commission resources

Who Should Attend?

  • CEO
  • Compliance Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nurse Education
  • Nurse Directors/Supervisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Quality Improvement staff
  • Hospital Legal Counsel
  • QAPI Director
  • Safety Officers